Food Network cancels Baltimore's 'Ace of Cakes'

The Food Network Friday cancelled "Ace of Cakes," the Baltimore-based reality TV series featuring chef Duff Goldman.

The series set at Goldman's Charm City Cakes will end with the run of its 10th season, which begins in January, according to a spokeswoman for Authentic Television, the California-based production company that makes the show.


"Ace of Cakes has been a Food Network favorite for the past four and half years over the course of 116 episodes," Bob Tuschman, senior vice president for programming at the cable channel, said in a statement to the Sun Friday night. "But all good things must come to an end. The final season of 'Ace of Cakes' will begin on-air in January. The Food Network, as well as its millions of viewers, remain passionate about Duff. So, we are currently in the process of developing new show concepts for him."

The cancellation was first reported with anonymous sources Friday by the Hollywood celebrity website TMZ. Read the TMZ report here.


UPDATE SUNDAY: Charm City Cakes has a post on its blog written by Goldman that confirms the cancellation. Read it here.

The series debuted in 2006 and was instantly one of the highest rated series on the Food Network.

Here's how the network describes the show:

"Meet Chef Duff. Shaping cakes with drill saws and blowtorches, and staffing his bakery with fellow rock musicians, he's not your typical baker. However, he's one of the most sought-after decorative cake makers in the country. Every week at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Duff and his team of artists try to meet the demands of creating up to 20 cakes a week, some of which take up to 29 hours to build! From a tilted Dr. Seuss-like seven-tiered wedding cake to an almost perfect replica of Wrigley Field, Duff can build it. Go behind the scenes to see how he and his fellow cake bakers dish up sugar and spice in the most unexpected and entertaining ways."

The show, which is filmed at the bakery on Remington Avenue in Baltimore, can be seen in reruns at 11 p.m. Tuesday nights on the Food Network.

Calls and emails to Charm City Cakes, which is on a Thanksgiving break, according to a recorded message, were not returned Friday.